How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Winter 2016)

Players learn how to Succeed

This year, the SFArtsED Players celebrates its 15th season. Rehearsals began in September for Frank Loesser’s 1961 classic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The show won seven Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize and features such great songs as “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” “Been a Long Day” and “Paris Original.”

Danny Duncan, who has been with the Players since its inception in 2001, directs the musical comedy. The creative team includes choreographers Erin Gentry and Emily Keeler, musical directors Alex Stein and G. Scott Lacy, costume designer Tiersa Nureyev and set designer Josh McDermott.

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows

Choreography by Danny Duncan, Erin Gentry, Emily Keeler & Sydney Lozier
Musical Direction by G. Scott Lacy & Alex Stein
Directed by Danny Duncan

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street, San Francisco

Friday, January 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 31 @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 @ 1:00 p.m. Benefit Reception & Closing Day Party*

Tickets Now on Sale!
$25 general admission • $15 students & seniors
All sales through City Box Office • 415.392.4400

*Players Family Benefit Reception & Closing Day Party
$40 general admission • $20 students & seniors
includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres & dessert


About the SFArtsED Players
Now in its 15th season, the SFArtsED Players is a musical theater company that reflects San Francisco in all its diversity. Hailing from the neighborhoods of the City and from around the Bay, the SFArtsED Players comprises 46 theater performers who come from SFArtsED’s performing arts residencies as well as form the organization’s summer arts intensive, SFArtsED Summer. The young performers are selected for their talent and enthusiasm for and commitment to the musical theater form. They work with directors of the company 10 hours each week, training as “triple threats” – actors, singers, dancers – and rehearsing for their performances. The company performs original musicals and revues as well as Broadway classics. This year’s troupe represents more than two dozen Bay Area schools in San Francisco and Marin County, including 15 public schools.

About SFArtsED
Founded in 1968 (as the Alvarado School Arts Workshop) by renowned artist Ruth Asawa, SFArtsED has transformed the lives of children, their families, teachers, artists and volunteers. Programs include SFArtsED Summer, In-School Artist Teacher Residencies, After-School programs, The SFArtsED Players Musical Theater Company, SFArtsED Art & Design and apprenticeships for college and high school students.

For more information or to set up interviews, photos or a rehearsal visit, please call 415.551.7990, or e-mail Right click on images below to download.

This year’s company includes Niamh Ayton, Orla Ayton, Alyssa Boucher, Lauren Caldwell, Anique Campagne, Paulo Cuellar, Lily Din, Jevon Dyson, Markaila Dyson, Niya Federoroff, Freesia Finn, Frances Goeke, Mercer Henderson, Zofia Rose Hope Csikszentmihalyi, Lisa Isaacs, Elisa Jeffries, Winston Jeffries, Tristan Kam, Hannah Kaminker, Leah King, Wes Lieberman, Declan Manasse-Boetani, Asha Marion, Kaya Newhagen, Mariana Nunez, Miranda Oakes, Olivia Onek, Zoe Pasley, Nayeli Rodriguez, Martin Schuler, Sofia Schuler, Jessie Schwartz, Kennedy Shelby, Jared Sinasohn, Sara Sinasohn, Milo Straghalis, Theo Straghalis, Zenon Talbot, Vincent Taliaferro, Isabelle Trillan-Lee, Peter Ustinov, Daniell Vakutin, Lucy Valentine, Max Weinman and Drake Woodruff.

Here’s a peek at the show:

Here’s a peek into rehearsal: